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Workforce Development Week: National Initiatives
Posted by Peter Waite on June 15, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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This week has been designated Workforce Development Week and President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have been visiting active workforce development programs in Wisconsin. 


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Further Budget Cuts to Adult Education Hurt Everyone
Posted by Peter Waite on May 18, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy
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We have seen an early preview of the president’s proposed education budget for fiscal year 18. The formal budget will be out on May 24, but this preview gives us a hint of what we will see at that time.


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White House Releases 2018 Draft Budget
Posted by Peter Waite on March 27, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy
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The recent release of the White House Budget Blueprint for fiscal year 2018 has a number of proposed budget reductions and program eliminations that will result in a significant reduction in resources for many local programs and their students.


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Possible Cuts to Federal Programs May Impact Literacy
Posted by Peter Waite on March 01, 2017
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Spring is traditionally budget season in Washington, D.C., and this spring will bring a number of recommendations and proposals that may give us a hint of what is to come for adult literacy at the federal level. For instance, last week, it was suggested that a number of federal programs that support literacy programs may be on the “hit list” for elimination. 


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ProLiteracy’s Vice President’s Thoughts on the Changes at the Department of Education
Posted by Peter Waite on February 01, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy
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As I head to Washington, D.C., for a series of meetings with a number of congressional representatives and staff, I think it is important to underscore the significant changes we are expecting in the federal education landscape.


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